There are many brilliant benefits to minimalism. This list of 15 benefits are only the beginning!
I love that there are so many pluses to something that starts with subtracting.
- Living a minimalist lifestyle is lower in stress, with fewer expenses and debt.
- Minimalism is about more carefully considering the ways we invest our time and money. When we stop living on autopilot, we may realize that we were wasting our lifetimes agreeing to obligations that were not truly meaningful, or maybe we were working to pay for a lot of stuff that ends up being junk in a very short time. As a result of reassessing these investments, we instantly gain more abundance.
- Although we own fewer things, we can ensure that each one is higher quality, functions better, is more beautiful, and lasts longer.
- When we begin to replace envying our neighbour, with true gratitude for our abundance, we let more joy into our lives.
- Minimalism is more sustainable. The less we consume, the better it is for our delicate ecosystem, which we rely on for our very existence.
- When we reduce our material possessions, we have the opportunity to live in a smaller space. Since our homes are the biggest expense, this is also the opportunity to save the most as well.
- The more stuff we own, the more our stuff owns us.
- Minimalist spaces feel more spacious and look more beautiful. Minimalists only keep what is most meaningful and most useful. Functional, beautiful and organized spaces are so inviting and make us feel great.
- It’s easier to organize and find what we need, with less cleaning and maintaining.
- It makes coming home, or inviting guests in, a pleasure. We feel more confident and calm in our own space.
- With Abundant Minimalism, there are more occasions to breathe easy and take a rest whenever we need to.
- We have more time for what matters most. Minimalism is more enjoyable, with more room for creating, for loved ones, for serenity, and for doing whatever makes us happy. There’s more time for getting (and staying) healthy.
- When we focus on the essential, and no longer feel compelled to buy so much unnecessary stuff, it allows the freedom to do work that we truly enjoy.
- Minimalism allows us to be more productive, because our possessions were consuming more of our time than we realized.
- Practicing minimalism encourages us to live in the moment and release things from our past that no longer serve our purposes. We ask ourselves if our stuff is supporting us now, and if the answer is ‘no’, we let it go.